Joanna Price Joanna Price was a high school student who always preferred the social aspect of school to the academic part. This should be no surprise to most people as this evaluation can fairly describe a great many high school students.
Mary O'Brien Besides praising Mary O'Brien for being an excellent student and effective leader, Trinity Principal Michele Whitehead lauds Trinity's 2005 recipient of the WEDNESDAY JOURNAL Citizen Award for her commitment to the service of others.
Two Oak Park residents, 9-year-old brothers Jake and Sam Koeningsberg, attended the 18th Annual Wish Ball on May 21 at Union Station in Chicago. The ball is the largest annual fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois, which raises more than $350,000 annually to make wishes come true for local children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Nearly 300 hundred people filled the Oak Park Country Club as Family Service & Mental Health Center of Oak Park & River Forest presented Fran and Moe Sullivan with the Rita Johnson Humanitarian Award on April 29 at the agency's annual spring benefit, "Bridging the Gap to Mental Wellness."
Though Oak Park's downtown plan was approved in March, it underwent additional scrutiny last week by the new village board and a panel of historic preservationists, citizen commission chairs and the downtown business association.
Oak Park and River Forest concluded a three-year run in the Class AA State Softball Finals by rounding out its success with a 4-1 championship victory in 11 innings over Moline at EastSide Centre in East Peoria on Saturday night.
A tutoring program started by Carol Kelly, an Oak Parker and a Juvenile Court judge, is in danger of shutting down after Chicago Public School officials announced it will close Grant Community Academy, where the tutoring is based.